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Prerequisite and Required Documents


The doctoral regulations of Bonn's Faculty of Philosophy proposes the following Ph.D. disciplines for the participants of the graduate school BIGS-OAS to choose from.

  • Arabic Studies
  • Development Research
  • Indology
  • Islamic Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Mongolian Studies
  • Oriental Art History
  • East Asian History
  • Sinology
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Tibetan Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Comparative Religious Studies


After admission to the graduate school, participants are expected to enroll formally as a doctoral student at the University of Bonn.
To graduate within the framework of BIGS-OAS as a doctoral student, the rules and procedures of the Ph.D. examination process and the doctoral regulations of the Faculty of Philosophy apply. The dissertation begins with the registration of the qualification phase and the signing of a supervision agreement between the doctoral candidate and the supervisor.
The academic degree obtained is 'Dr. phil.'.
Further information is provided on the pages of the Faculty of Humanities and here.

Required Documents

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